municipal

[myoo-nis-uh-puhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a town or city or its local government: municipal elections.
2.
Archaic. pertaining to the internal affairs of a state or nation rather than to international affairs.
noun

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin mūnicipālis, equivalent to mūnicip- (stem of mūniceps) citizen of a free town (mūni(a) duties + -cip-, combining form of capere to take) + -ālis -al1

municipally, adverb
intermunicipal, adjective
nonmunicipal, adjective
nonmunicipally, adverb
premunicipal, adjective
quasi-municipal, adjective
quasi-municipally, adverb
supermunicipal, adjective
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municipal (mjuːˈnɪsɪpəl)
 
adj
of or relating to a town, city, or borough or its local government
 
[C16: from Latin mūnicipium a free town, from mūniceps citizen from mūnia responsibilities + capere to take]
 
mu'nicipalism
 
n
 
mu'nicipalist
 
n
 
mu'nicipally
 
adv

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municipal
c.1540, from M.Fr. municipal, from L. municipalis "of a citizen of a free town, of a free town," from municipium (nom. municeps, gen. municipis) "citizen, inhabitant of a free town." Second element is root of capere "assume, take" (see capable). First element is from munus
(pl. munia) "service performed for the community, duty, work," also "public spectacle paid for by the magistrate, (gladiatorial) entertainment, gift," from Old Latin moenus "service, duty, burden," from PIE *moi-n-es-, generally taken as a suffixed form of base *mei- "to change, go, move;" see mutable; but Tucker says "more probably" from the other PIE root *mei- meaning "bind," so that munia = "obligations" and communis = "bound together." A Roman municipum was a city whose citizens had the privileges of Roman citizens but was governed by its own laws.
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Example sentences
You could also buy municipal bonds, which are probably the best value in the
  bond market these days.
He is now in charge of all the computers at a mid-size municipal library.
The main opposition party also lost a host of council seats at the county and
  municipal levels.
Stockton began a concerted municipal tree-planting program in the 1920s.
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